Social anxiety disorder is associated with an intense fear of social interactions that can even inhibit personal relationships and work. SAD is more than just being shy or nervous, it is a deep-rooted anxiety that may even keep people at home to avoid interacting with others. People experiencing this type of anxiety should reach out for help - with medications and/or therapy the condition can be controlled.
I have always marveled at people who seem to effortlessly make conversation with others. There are some who even enjoy it. I think they are called extraverts. And then there are people like me, who shy away from most social situations which may require striking up a conversation or making chit chat due to raw fear. If you suffer from social…